USA TODAY Features Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM on Video About Older Americans and Opiates

Dr. Pohl, Medical Director of the Las Vegas Recovery Center, is featured in a major USA Today feature on older Americans and the growing problem of their dependency on opiate painkillers”. It’s estimated that over 336,000 seniors are currently misusing their medications. Furthermore, nearly one in four are being prescribed a number of ‘risky’ medications…

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Learning to Live with Chronic Pain

I never expected that I would have to negotiate the challenges and complexities of chronic pain. As an experienced clinician with a master’s degree, extensive training in psychotherapy, and an advanced credential in clinical hypnotherapy, I know a thing or two about the connections among thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical pain. However, with the onset…

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